Bicycle i.d.

Discussion in 'Schwinn Stingrays and Other Muscle Bikes' started by Doug Baer, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Oct 2, 2017

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    I'm hoping that maybe someone might be able to put some light on this subject for me. I like most others are trying to regain my youth, and would love to find a bike like I had in the early 70's

    I have included the ONLY picture of the ole girl I have.

    any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

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  2. #2 Posted Oct 2, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Huffy Slingshot?
     
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    WOW Rob THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! now the hunt begins.
     
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    Upon review the chain guard and name plate doesn’t look like the slingshot.
     
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    Yeah, I don’t know much about muscle bikes.
     
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    I'll guess a Huffy Rail
     
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  8. #8 Posted Oct 2, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Well, looking at the posted pics I would say Huffy Rail it is.
     
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  9. #9 Posted Oct 2, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    70's era Challenger in back?
     
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    Yeah definitely looks like a huffy 5 speed rail. All the way down to the little bit of the chain guard decal you can see and the chain is for sure low enough it's going to a derailleur.
     
  11. #11 Posted Oct 3, 2017

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    It IS a Huffy Rail. It is probably a 68. I am not sure if they used tall sissy bars in 67. 69 Rails used the Flaming Stack guard. In 70 they changed the frame. 66 the shifter had a mount on the frame. So it must be a 67 or 68
     
  12. #12 Posted Oct 4, 2017

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    Thanks everyone for helping out!! At this point at least I have an idea what to search for !! You all are awesome
     
  13. #13 Posted Oct 4, 2017

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    Cool picture and groovy pants and boots. The 60's and 70's, the coolest time to be a kid.
     
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    man the 70's were a time huh??
     
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    The early 70's had some strange clothing. '74 I was 20 and I have to tell you NO ONE will see any picture of me in the kind of getups I wore back then. It is just too damn embarrassing.
     
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    I bet before Christmas one comes up for sale. The purple Rails are pretty common especially Huffy badged Rails. Foremost, Sears, Belknap are some other badged Rail bikes.
     
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    Thanks Jaxon I will be looking. I need a nice winter project
     
  18. #18 Posted Oct 9, 2017

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    Doug, I am so glad I grew up in the 60's and 70's. I wouldn't trade that time for being a teen now.
     
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    it was a great time, would come home when the street lights came on.. was outside from the time we got up till dark. No Computers, No phones, and NO Video games.
     
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    Your bike is listed on Ebay now. Just needs the guard.